Text Messaging to Encourage Prenatal Care. The Female Patient. Robert Havasy, Alexandra Pelletier, MBA, Leanne McDermott, RN, OB/GYN, Khinlei Myint-U, MBA; Joseph C. Kvedar, MD. Text messaging presents an opportunity to provide low-cost, multilingual communication that is easily delivered between visits. This small-scale pilot study demonstrates the usefulness of text messaging to improve provider reach and engagement in prenatal care for at-risk women.